Symmes s Theory of Concentric Spheres

According to Symmes's Theory, the earth, as well as all the celestial orbicular bodies existing in the universe, visible and invisible, which partake in any degree of a planetary nature, from the greatest to the smallest, from the sun, down ...

Symmes s Theory of Concentric Spheres

According to Symmes's Theory, the earth, as well as all the celestial orbicular bodies existing in the universe, visible and invisible, which partake in any degree of a planetary nature, from the greatest to the smallest, from the sun, down to the most minute blazing meteor or falling star, are all constituted in a greater or less degree, of a collection of spheres, more or less solid, concentric with each other, and more or less open at their poles; each sphere being separated from its adjoining compeers by space replete with aerial fluids; that every portion of infinite space, except what is occupied by spheres, is filled with an aerial elastic fluid, more subtile than common atmospheric air; and constituted of innumerable small concentric spheres, too minute to be visible to the organ of sight assisted by the most perfect microscope, and so elastic that they continually press on each other, and change their relative situations as often as the position of any piece of matter in space may change its position: thus causing a universal pressure, which is weakened by the intervention of other bodies in proportion to the subtended angle of distance and dimension; necessarily causing the body to move towards the points of decreased pressure.

Symmes s Theory of Concentric Spheres

The appearance of Saturn, I conceive, establishes the fact, that the principle of concentric spheres, or hollow planets, does exist, ... But it is not in Saturn alone that we find proof of the principles contended for by Captain Symmes.

Symmes s Theory of Concentric Spheres


Symmes s Theory of Concentric Spheres

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Symmes s Theory of Concentric Spheres

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Symmes s Theory of Concentric Spheres

Published in 1826, this is the theory of John Cleves Symmes, Jr., that the earth is hollow. Symmes had proposed an expedition and President John Quincy Adams indicated he would approve of this but left office before it could be approved.

Symmes s Theory of Concentric Spheres

Published in 1826, this is the theory of John Cleves Symmes, Jr., that the earth is hollow. Symmes had proposed an expedition and President John Quincy Adams indicated he would approve of this but left office before it could be approved.

The Symmes Theory Of Concentric Spheres

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the "public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

The Symmes Theory Of Concentric Spheres

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Symmes s Theory of Concentric Spheres

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Symmes s Theory of Concentric Spheres

According to Symmes's Theory, the earth, as well as all the celestial orbicular bodies existing in the universe, visible and invisible, which partake in any degree of a planetary nature, from the greatest to the smallest, from the sun, down ...

Symmes s Theory of Concentric Spheres

According to Symmes's Theory, the earth, as well as all the celestial orbicular bodies existing in the universe, visible and invisible, which partake in any degree of a planetary nature, from the greatest to the smallest, from the sun, down to the most minute blazing meteor or falling star, are all constituted in a greater or less degree, of a collection of spheres, more or less solid, concentric with each other, and more or less open at their poles; each sphere being separated from its adjoining compeers by space replete with aerial fluids; that every portion of infinite space, except what is occupied by spheres, is filled with an aerial elastic fluid, more subtile than common atmospheric air; and constituted of innumerable small concentric spheres, too minute to be visible to the organ of sight assisted by the most perfect microscope, and so elastic that they continually press on each other, and change their relative situations as often as the position of any piece of matter in space may change its position: thus causing a universal pressure, which is weakened by the intervention of other bodies in proportion to the subtended angle of distance and dimension; necessarily causing the body to move towards the points of decreased pressure.

The Symmes memorial a biographical sketch of Rev Zechariah Symmes

Symmes has become extensively known as the author of a “Theory of Concentric Spheres and Polar Voids,” which he promulgated at St. Louis in 1818, and which attracted considerable attention about the year 1824. We will here present, ...

The Symmes memorial a biographical sketch of Rev  Zechariah Symmes

The Symmes memorial a biographical sketch of Rev. Zechariah Symmes, minister of Charlestown, 1634-1671, with a genealogy and brief memoirs of some of his descendants. And an autobiography.

Subterranean Worlds

More importantly , in contrast to their view of Symzonia as a satire of Symmes's theories , I read this novel ... theories prepared by some of his followers , most notably James McBride , Symmes's Theory of Concentric Spheres ( 1826 ) .

Subterranean Worlds

Exploring the hollow earth from the 17th century to the present. The bizarre idea that the earth's interior is hollow and, perhaps, even populated has been put to effective literary use by writers ranging from Edgar Allen Poe and Jules Verne to Rudy Rucker and Edgar Rice Burroughs. This notion had respectability as a scientific hypothesis until the early 1800s, and the theory that the earth "is hollow and inhabitable within" continues to find believers as an alternative description of the earth to this day. The hollow earth is one of the most important settings in the literature of the imagination that fed into early science fiction. Subterranean Worlds presents a fascinating look at the theme of the hollow earth and its history, as well as the geological theories which produced many of these stories. It excerpts key passages from the major subterranean world fictions, some translated into English for the first time. With helpful introductions to each selection and a comprehensive bibliography, this book is the definitive treatment of this entertaining topic.

The Edge of Science

J.C.S. Of all the academic societies in America and Europe to which Symmes sent his circular, only the French Academy of Sciences in Paris botheredto respond – and that was to say, in effect, that the theory of concentric spheres inside ...

The Edge of Science

How did the universe begin and how will it end? What happens to us when we die? Do intelligent beings exist elsewhere in our galaxy and beyond? The Edge of Science addresses these and many other questions that have bewildered and perplexed humanity for centuries. Some of these enigmas have been solved through the ingenuity of their investigators; others remain a mystery and have given rise to equally bizarre speculations. From the Tunguska explosion of 1908 to the enigma of the Moon's origin, from the possibility of time travel to the search for zero-point energy, author Alan Baker examines the many theories that have been presented to account for the world's most enduring mysteries. Each chapter deals with an enigma that has caused wonder, excitement or fear to all who have pondered it, including: the discovery of strange fossils that hint at an unknown early history of humanity; anomalous structures photographed on the Moon and Mars; the mystery of dark matter and dark energy; and strange disappearances of people and objects. Join Alan Baker as he embarks on a strange, stimulating and sometimes frightening journey to The Edge of Science.

Encyclopedia of the Arctic

Their traveling show, which played to enthusiastic audiences, included a wooden globe with concentric spheres inside, and other gadgets to demonstrate the theory. As Symmes's health deteriorated, Reynolds took on more of the lecturing, ...

Encyclopedia of the Arctic

With detailed essays on the Arctic's environment, wildlife, climate, history, exploration, resources, economics, politics, indigenous cultures and languages, conservation initiatives and more, this Encyclopedia is the only major work and comprehensive reference on this vast, complex, changing, and increasingly important part of the globe. Including 305 maps. This Encyclopedia is not only an interdisciplinary work of reference for all those involved in teaching or researching Arctic issues, but a fascinating and comprehensive resource for residents of the Arctic, and all those concerned with global environmental issues, sustainability, science, and human interactions with the environment.

History of Science in United States

Symmes' Theory of Concentric Spheres. Cincinnati: Morgan, Lodge and Fisher, 1826. Miller, William Marion. “The Theory of Concentric Spheres.” Isis 33 (1941): 507–514. Mitterling, Philip I. America in the Antarctic to 1840.

History of Science in United States

This Encyclopedia examines all aspects of the history of science in the United States, with a special emphasis placed on the historiography of science in America. It can be used by students, general readers, scientists, or anyone interested in the facts relating to the development of science in the United States. Special emphasis is placed in the history of medicine and technology and on the relationship between science and technology and science and medicine.

A Journey to the Earth s Interior

HOW OUR THEORY DIFFERS FROM THAT OF SYMMES Some very unintelligent readers have accused us of putting forward a theory that is not new but merely a rehash of Symmes theory of Concentric Spheres . To show how utterly foolish and ...

A Journey to the Earth s Interior

1913 or Have the Poles Really Been Discovered. for those interested in flying saucer books and especially those who are familiar with the works of Dr. Raymond Bernard. Contents: the Nebula & Our Theory; Introductory; Mars; Early Polar Exploration;.

Anti Jacobin Novels Part II

He was such an enthusiastic supporter of the idea of interior concentric spheres that the opening into the earth was widely known as 'Symmes' Hole'. One of Symmes's most ardent followers, James McBride, documented Symmes's theory, ...

Anti Jacobin Novels  Part II

A selection of Anti-Jacobin novels reprinted in full with annotations. The set includes works by male and female writers holding a range of political positions within the Anti-Jacobin camp, and represents the French Revolution, American Revolution, Irish Rebellion and political unrest in Scotland.

Visitors to the Inner Earth

McBride also published a monograph:Symmes's Theory of Concentric Spheres; demonstrating that the earth is hollow, habitable within, and widely open about the poles. It elucidated, and enthusiastically embraced, the hollow-earth theory.

Visitors to the Inner Earth

True tales (or so it was claimed) of subterranean journeys * King Herla in the cavern of the dwarfs * Enkidu and his descent into Sheol * Orpheus and Aeneas in Hades * Sir Owen in Purgatory * Cuchulain in Tir-nan-Og * Reuben and the mikvah stairway * Reverend Kirk and his abduction * Richard Shaver and the Deros * Saint-Yves d'Alveydre in Agharta * Thomas the Rhymer in Fairyland * Olaf Jansen and the polar opening * Apollonius of Tyana in the Abode of the Wise Men * Lobsang Rampa beneath the Himalayas * Doreal and the mysteries of Mount Shasta * Guy Ballard and the Ascended Masters * Captain Seaborn and his voyage to Symzonia * Walter Siegmeister and the Atlantean tunnels * Dianne Robbins and the Library of Porthologos And other visitors to the hidden depths of the earth.

Edgar Allan Poe and the Masses

14 And although the whole idea seems incredible today, advocates of Symmes's theory claimed that it was consistent with “divine economy.” This, at least, is the argument of Symmes's Theory of Concentric Spheres, the book that Reynolds ...

Edgar Allan Poe and the Masses

Edgar Allan Poe has long been viewed as an artist who was hopelessly out of step with his time. But as Terence Whalen shows, America's most celebrated romantic outcast was in many ways the nation's most representative commercial writer. Whalen explores the antebellum literary environment in which Poe worked, an environment marked by economic conflict, political strife, and widespread foreboding over the rise of a mass audience. The book shows that the publishing industry, far from being a passive backdrop to writing, threatened to dominate all aspects of literary creation. Faced with financial hardship, Poe desperately sought to escape what he called "the magazine prison-house" and "the horrid laws of political economy." By placing Poe firmly in economic context, Whalen unfolds a new account of the relationship between literature and capitalism in an age of momentous social change. The book combines pathbreaking historical research with innovative literary theory. It includes the first fully-documented account of Poe's response to American slavery and the first exposé of his plot to falsify circulation figures. Whalen also provides a new explanation of Poe's ambivalence toward nationalism and exploration, a detailed inquiry into the conflict between cryptography and common knowledge, and a general theory of Poe's experiments with new literary forms such as the detective story. Finally, Whalen shows how these experiments are directly linked to the dawn of the information age. This book redefines Poe's place in American literature and casts new light on the emergence of a national culture before the Civil War.

Atlantic Monthly

THE SYMMES THEORY OF THE EARTH . where they deflect to the right over and along the ... his theory was popular , and the facts and " John Cleves Symmes , the author of the Theory of Concentric Spheres , was born in New Jersey about 1780 ...

Atlantic Monthly


Southern Ohio Legends Lore

Symmes also simplified his original theory a bit. Gone were the five concentric circles, replaced by only one—making it a true hollow Earth. Sadly, even these tweaks didn't help, as it soon became apparent that Symmes was not a very ...

Southern Ohio Legends   Lore

Scary, mysterious & just plain weird stories from Southern Ohio The southern portion of the Buckeye State has long attracted its fair share of colorful characters and odd occurrences. Infamous bootlegger George Remus rose to power shortly after moving to Cincinnati. Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys, was born and raised in southern Ohio. Some even say creatures not of this planet are drawn to the area, which has had numerous UFO sightings. In the same region, an unassuming university professor got away with murder, an eccentric built his version of a European castle using nearby river rocks, and a headless motorcycle ghost roams a rural roadway. Ride along with author James A. Willis as he ventures into Southern Ohio in search of all things strange and spooky.